[Information taken from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website: http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/%5D
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide) have CF.
In people with CF, a defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that:
- Clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections.
- Obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body break down food and absorb vital nutrients.
If you would like to learn more about Cystic Fibrosis, I encourage you to take a peek at the CFF website:
If you would like to donate to the cause, here are a few great and reliable organizations to consider:
http://www.cfanorthdakota.com/ (Or your local CF foundation)
Thank you 🙂